MNP - Mobile Number Portability for BSNL subscribers

As an BSNL subscriber, now you can change from BSNL to other mobile operator without changing your current mobile number.

If you are not an BSNL subscriber, choose your Mobile Operator for Number Porting.
If you are Corporate Mobile Subscriber, read Mobile Number Portability for Corporates.

Follow the below simple 3-Step MNP Process to switch your BSNL number to other operator, using Mobile Number Porting services.

Unique Porting Code
You need to obtain UPC (Unique Porting Code) to authenticate your ownership to other mobile operator.
BSNL-MNP PORT XXXXXXXX to 1909. (Replace X’s with your 10-digit mobile number.)
BSNL will send you the UPC by SMS in return.
MNP Application
Call executive / customer care services of your desired Mobile operator, fill CAF (Customer Application Form) and Porting Form or visit their nearest offices. (BSNL’s major offices in India) Submit the required documents as well; Photo ID, Address proof, if you are a post-paid customer submit your latest mobile bill & last paid bill receipt also. Once above process is completed, you will be given a New SIM card from your new mobile operator.
Network Change
You will receive an acknowledgement SMS from +1901 on / after 4 days for your porting request. Within 3 days from then, you will receive confirmation SMS from +1901 of your successful porting request. After 12pm midnight, mobile services from BSNL will be deactivated and you will have to use the New SIM obtained from another Mobile Operator keeping your current mobile number.


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  1. Selvam.P said on

    Hai I am bsnl customer my network area fully roaming i will complaint bsnl exchange he is not required my problem i am portability to videocon

  2. kshitij singh said on

    I was sumbeted my docment in bsnl office for mnp.but i am not recving any msg there.

  3. prasad said on

    sir, i hv vodafone sim, & now i want to it port in bsnl krushi prepaid plan. What i do for it.

  4. Ramesh said on

    I had ported my Vodafone number in last week of 2011, and followed all the procedures to get the BSNL service. After 8/10 days of porting, I got a call from BSNL for address verification and told that I ll get the BSNL service within 3 more days. But already 25 days gone after porting. Still I am unable to get the BSNL service. But vodafone SIM is still working. Now I am unable to understand, who is responsible for it; vodafone or BSNL. Can anybody help me to short out this problem???

    • Telecom Diary said on

      Hello Ramesh,

      Mobile Number Porting is a shake hand procedure, means both operators are responsible. We have Donor operator and new operator in this process.
      In your case, Vodafone is donor and he has to release the number from his server to BSNL server. Vodafone will only do this when below parametres are met :-

      1) You should be at-least 90 days old customer with donor
      2) You have paid last month bill (if postpaid)
      3) You have paid unbilled amount to the date (if postpaid), advised to pay some 10-15Rs extra
      4) You have not got any free gits or free talk-time or bill adjustments from donor in past 90 days
      5) Your mobile number is not a fancy number and you have got it free
      6) And many more… (depends on operator)

      If donor is satisfied with above all parameters, he will release the number and BSNL has to activate it.
      BSNL has nothing to do here, except get the mobile number from Donor operator and activate it on BSNL network.
      Below are the below concerns for BSNL to accept your porting request when :-

      1) The details you have given should not mismatched while verification
      2) If postpaid, you must live with family or else make some security deposit
      3) Owner of the Vodafone mobile number and Applicant in BSNL application should be same (even if its your father’s, not accepted)

      Now with above details, analyze your situation and talk to both operators customer care, sure they will help you.
      For further help, visit Mobile Number Portability forum.

  5. sunita said on

    i have applied for porting from airtel to bsnl 7 days ago.i got a confirmation of successful porting. now my airtel sim shows sim card registration failed which is obvious, i get bsnl network on my phone ; but when am calling on my no it shows that this no doesn’t exist and with that i was supposed to recharge Rs.46/- which couldn’t b done at the retailer and i dnt know why????? all bsnl no.s can be recharged there but not mine. can anyone suggest me the solution….plzzzz

  6. Vaibhav Patni said on

    I have ported in to bsnl few days back,but since after unable to recieve msgs from airtel no from whole India.
    Although,i can send them msgs.None other operator has issue except airtel.No Call issue too.

  7. Alphonsa said on

    I want to port my vodafone postpaid connection to bsnl prepaid.
    Is that possible to do?

    Please reply.


  8. Viju said on

    I have to change my no. from bsnl to vodafone.
    I had sent the PORT msg to 1900, but I didn’t get any reply from bsnl.
    Plz help..


  9. Vasu said on

    I ported my no. from vodafone to BSNL in Dec`2011 and that was into postpaid.I got it migrated to BSNL prepaid on 4-4-2012 .But when I called BSNL customer regarding some queries, they were not able to help me in anyway as in their tools my no was reflecting under VODAFONE.Even I went and spoke to concerned persons at customer service center, but even they could not help me. Even I want to port my no. to other network, but when I`m sending PORT xxxxxxxxxx to 1900 …the message is not being sent successfully.
    Can anyone suggest what has to be done !!!

  10. chandrakant said on

    ca i change my bsnl operator to idea or tata docomo . what is the call rates of new operator .

  11. Ravichandra said on

    I have a Tata Indicom CDMA phone. now i am change to BSNL network with MNP. is this prossible????

  12. praveen said on

    i have a vodafone sim and i want to port to BSNL and the instrument iam using is IPhone i had been to BSNL office and thier they told me that you cannot get the mini sim which suits the Iphone with the same number you have to opt for an another number if you want to come into BSNL

    can any one guide me in this regard

  13. my name pavan kumar shukla my moble no. 9450154214 pless no. port
    aircel sim no. 89918100412180959978 upc code BE266611 FOR date
    19/06/2012 aircel soroom kakadev kanpur city from no.11394829 mnp
    service apply

  14. sooraj said on

    hi iam sooraj
    i want to port my bsnl number to vodafone i send sms to 1900 and got upc code i submit all to vodafone got a new sim card but my bsnl connection is not deactivated no messages from bsnl
    what i do?

  15. Tarkesh said on

    I want to port my Aircel Prepaid connection to bsnl postpaid.But I wan’t krishi plan bsnl my number is 8796297888 My City Is Phaltan, Satara 415523
    Is that possible to do?

    Please reply.

  16. Shoukat ali said on

    iam calling for your no 1900 but your no is outoff order in 24 hr….me need a bsnl upc code…plzzz send me a upc code on my email id…my no is..9858888888.plzz confrm me a upc code….send on my email id …

  17. rumi said on

    i want to port my bsnl connection to tata docomo..
    wat r d procedures??
    nd my bsnl no has expired its outgoing facility yesterday.but incoming is still there.

  18. sathiyaseelan said on

    gud noon sir
    i want to change my bsnl number but my msg is not send to 1900
    wats the reason pls help 2 get porting num

  19. Khaja said on


    I am using Reliance CDMA number, now i am planning to switch to BSNL GSM
    Could please tell me the procedure.


  20. Arun Kumar said on

    Sir, I have applied for Number portability from BSNL 9216136250 (Prepaid) to Air tel vide BP 345863 on dated on 25/9/12, but this number has not been allowed by BSNL to port to Air Tel. I do not know the reason. Now again on 12-10-12 I have applied for port vide BP 776385 to air tel please do the needful for portability to Airtel.

  21. Raju said on

    I got a BSNL number in Haryana where we had an office earlier. Now the office is closed and want to shift the same number to Andhra Pradesh. How can I do it?

  22. Sandeep Bishnoi said on

    I have vodafone sim card and wants to convert it into bsnl. what call rate given to me by bsnl. I live in rajasthan.

  23. T C VARUGHESE said on

    I sent SMS port 8129359517 to 1900 and I got reply from 1901 Now AIRTEL has cancelled my SIM and i am not getting any thing in my inbox Kindly inform me on +919999191855 of the next steps to be taken opr to my e mail urgently

  24. vikas wagh said on

    i have fancy number 9422xyxzxz of bsnl (maharashtra) …i want to go with vidafone…is this possible for me…??

  25. vikas wagh said on

    yes, i paid fancy numbers amount.. that was 749+tax ..and what r the other conditions of portout from bsnl,and i want to port in mumbai this allow by bsnl….

    • Telecom Diary said on

      Hello Vikas,

      If you are currently from Mumbai, yes you can port to Vodafone Mumbai.
      If you are from other part of Maharastra (not Mumbai), you can not port to Vodafone Mumbai, however you can confirm with Vodafone customer care.

      For other details, refer to MNP Procedure.

  26. Mohan C said on

    Hi I am Mohan Chavan , i have applied to port from BSNL to Vodafone but, i dont know why its not porting , i have tried twice for the same please help me here please, i want to go to Vodafone from BSNL

  27. vikas wagh said on

    thank u very much..

  28. DHANPAT SINGH said on

    I Have applied for port of mobile No 9466136759 from BSNL to VODAFONE on 04 Dec 2012. My MNP Sim No is 89910171340006453127 and my port code is BH156943. I have been received a call from BSNL Karnal (Haryana) about verification and they said that your No will be ported in 48 hours but not ported so far. What I Can do for this problem

  29. sartaj roshan said on

    i can use idea my bsnl sim

  30. deepak said on

    i ported from reliance to bsnl in November 2012 hoping for better signal and connectivity.. but the call cutting rate and voice breakage and lot of other people voices in my calls.. i contacted bsnl customer care and they said it will get set in few days.. but no.. what shall i do??

  31. yaswanth said on

    Hi sir…i want to change my opeator from idea to bsnl…is it possible??at first my no. Is aircel..i chaged it to idea..after 6 months…iam decided to change idea to bsnl??,?is it possible to change operator at multiple times?????

  32. Mounica said on

    good aftnun sir,
    my bsnl number has my dad’s proof,while porting is there any option to change the proofs and give mine.
    please let me know it sir
    thank you.

  33. tariq khan said on

    my self tariq khan from varanasi i had give mnp request for my no 9415222877 on 14 jan13 from bsnl to idea but after 12 day my porting is pending from bsnl side .
    kindly take some serious action

  34. aaradhana said on

    i want to switch my network from airtel to bsnl..
    can any1 tell me what i hav to do now….??

  35. Anku said on

    My no 9858888888

  36. brijesh shukla said on

    i want to port my bsnl number of rajasthan to himachal pradesh in bsnl operator is it possible? if yes than how ?

  37. JEET said on

    can i change/portable my bsnl post paid sim to other network’s prepaid sim??

  38. after sending sms to 1900,I’m getting a sms from +1901 that is’ incoorect format pls try again’ please help $e

  39. amit kumar said on

    sir i have change my tata docomo in bsnl and i have got new sim from bsnl care but today is the 4th day there is no network and show siim card registraton failed then after how many days sim work properly and what to do if network is appear first time in sim

  40. abdul jabbar said on

    hello sir,
    I have mts sim I want port out from mts. But the problem is mts can’t give me mu ‘UPC’ code. I sen port out massage many times. What I do ? Please give me the solution.

  41. abdul jabbar said on

    hello sir,
    I have mts sim I want port out from mts. But the problem is mts can’t give me mu ‘UPC’ code. I sen port out massage many times. What I do ? Please give me the solution. I am from West Bengal.

  42. Sushil Kumar said on

    hello sir, i have change my vodafone sim into bsnl and i have got new sim but there is no network and shows sim card registraton failed. pls tell me when it will work

  43. Abhinav said on

    Sir i aplied to port my number from BSNL to VODAFONE.But the problem isthat still after 15 days my number is not to VODAFONE. please give me some solution

  44. vinoth said on

    hello sir,
    vinoth from tamil nadu, i have more problem in bsnl net work,so i like to change my net work in bsnl to docomo and also i get portabilty no,but that net work not responce to me?
    how to change to my network pls help me sir?

  45. Abhinav said on

    i hav aplied to port my bsnl number to vodafone on 14th march but still now my number is not port and i did not get any message from +1901…help me what to do

  46. lakshmna said on

    hello sir, i have change my airtel sim into bsnl and i have got new sim but there is no network and shows sim card registraton failed. pls tell me when it will work

  47. arvind said on

    Hello sir good evening myself AP Singh i was user of BSNL in Maharastra now i migratted to visakhapatnam can i portable my no to vizag in same network.

  48. Owais Andrabi said on

    kindly solve my issue, i want unmber portability code, sending sms but not getting delivered, calling , the moment they came to know call is for number portability disconnect the call.
    My cell no is 9419407978.

  49. Aviansh said on

    I am Avinash and I want to port my DOCOMO number in utter pradesh to BSNL number in karnataka. Is it possible?

    • TelecomDiary said on

      Hello Aviansh,

      As of today, inter-state porting is not possible.

      • bhupender said on

        i have vodafone which i port in bsnl…. now vodafone sim has now no network after 7days but the sim i got from bsnl also has no network… i had received a msg from vodafone that your porting has approved and we will communicate the porting date and time shortly. but after that msg from vodafone i received no msg for time and date and then at night it stopped working. plz tell me when i will get network in bsnl sim now… both sims shows sim card registration failed msg

  50. mahesh patil said on

    at that i am in roaming and using bsnl postpaid agricultural plan mobile sim but i am not found network in my mobil please help me

    • mahesh patil said on

      i have faced roaming problem, how i can overcome it? how to paid the mobile roaming charges for bsnl postpaid agricultural plan. i am residential of Maharashtra.

  51. Amrita Chaudhuri said on

    I want to port my number from bsnl connection to vodafone connection. But my Porting message is not getting delivered and i couldn’t reach to the customer care executive. what should i do now?

  52. kamesh said on

    i hav aplied to port my bsnl number on 09/05/2013 but still now my number is not port and i did not get any message from +1901…help me what to do i send msg PORT 9999999999 to 1900 format ….. crap bsnl

  53. anand said on

    Reuested to port from docomo to bsnl (both prepaid) on 14 jun 13.. after unique number nothing happened. docomo says bsnl has to send “cancel request”. bsnl guys says “everything done already”. but docomo sim still works. But, one thing, docomo gave freee data usage of 1.5 gb valid upto 15 Aug 13 without my consent. Gave complaint to docomo, but they says, “will be done” but this cycle has happened twice in last 1 month.. What may be the reason. ?

  54. Devaraj said on

    This is normal cheating process. I also had the same problem. TRAI informs that we can easily change our service provider, through MNP. But it seldom works. Your present service provider do not want to loose a customer, that was why they had given you some additional, value added service.

  55. mahadeb kesh said on

    hello , my vodafone no 9832253035 has been port out to bsnl and i get new sim card of bsnl, but i can”t call 1507 for document varification , in this time my new bsnl sim is expiry, . and what can i do, pls help me

  56. mahadeb kesh said on

    after 9 days i was unable to dial 1507 for varification, for my no 9832253035

  57. sunil said on

    i have a bsnl fancy number in mumbai, i got it from the bsnl office in mumbai n i paid for it…,bsnl does not have its own network in mumbai so it has a tie up with MTNL….i want to port out from bsnl to some other service provider in mumbai…is it possible?

  58. surender singh yadav said on

    I apply for portability of my idea pre paid no 9506404738 to bsnl at bsnl office kanpur (UP) on 06 Jul 13 but till date my idea mobile no is not portable to bsnl till date. I want to know what is delay.

  59. akash said on

    Sir I get sms frm bsnl that today pls call 59059 for tele verification and activation of your number after 23:00 for 4 hour no service will provide but next day still show old network of bsnl where to contect I want to change bsnl to idea

  60. ASSISH said on


  61. rupesh said on

    I have applied for portibility at BSNL but yet not received any sms since last 8 days

  62. Vishnu said on

    After using my bsnl sim in my new phone the sim is not working, the sim is in roaming

  63. sunil said on

    i have a bsnl fancy number in mumbai, i got it from the bsnl office in mumbai n i paid for it…,bsnl does not have its own network in mumbai so it has a tie up with MTNL….i want to port out from bsnl to some other service provider in mumbai…is it possible?

    • sunil said on

      i repeat..i got the bsnl number frm the bsnl office in mumbai.i got the UPC..the code starts wit BZ which means maharashtra..i live in can i port out to another provider in mumbai…no provider is accepting the port bcos of BZ…pls let me know ur thoughts..regards

    • vikas said on

      yes..i ported my bsnl fancy no. to idea..but only within maharashtra circle…..mumbai is out of maharashtra circle…

  64. vivek said on

    I want to change my service provider from BSNL to AIRTEL. I applied to port my number and got message from1901 the ‘we are processing the request to port your mobile number.I have got new SIM from AIRTEL but BSNL does not disconnect my SIM. I am still with BSNL and nothing happened.
    Now what I should do??

  65. S.Riyaz Ahammad said on

    hello sir i am vodaphone to bsnl port my no and isubmit my proofs in bsnl shoppe at 12.08.2013 and no message recieved yet and not poted

  66. Naveen said on

    Hi sir,
    i want to port my tata no to MTNL and i m also sending a sms ‘PORT ’ to 1900 but i cant get my UPC and i tried many methods like “PORT “, or “PORT mobile number” but its reply me method is wrong,what should i do?

  67. mahesh95 said on

    Respected Sir,
    I want to port my mobile number from Bsnl to Aircel. The authorities filled the form and also gave me a new aircel sim but it has been 10 days since the submission of the form and I have got no sms regarding my successful portability.

    Help me out sir…. What shall i do????

  68. Abhinav said on

    I want to port my no. from Bsnl to Aircel
    I sent the message port 94******27 to 1900 on 5 september
    and got Upc code within 3 days but my new sim is still not get activated.
    Not got any further call or message from both the operators about porting.
    What to do???

  69. N R J said on

    I have BSNL prepaid sim of Maharashtra, few days back i got transferred to Karnataka…
    I want to retain my Mah. no. in Karnataka, So is there is any provision of Porting from Mah circle to Karnataka circle.

  70. pieush agrawal said on

    I have a SIM from BSNL ( Rajasthan) gifted to me by someone 10 years back. Since then I am using it till dt. Now I wish to port to airtel/ idea and retain the same number. Can I do it using my ID. Also tell me the procedure to have that number in my name

    • TelecomDiary said on

      Hello Pieush,

      First you have to change the ownership to your name, this can be done by original owner only by visiting any BSNL office along with his & your valid documents.
      Once ownership has been changed, follow the MNP Process to port to Airtel / Idea.

  71. Shafi.M.S said on

    hello sir.i have ported from idea to bsnl.but i have not received any messages.what to do further??

  72. Vivek Naik said on

    Is this possible to port a BSNL landline to BSNL mobile number as wel?
    Please suggest.

  73. sir i have bsnl prepaid sim my no is 9457950988 i applied a port for airel,,but still my no is not transfered,,so i could i check my portability status,,,plz help me

  74. ashok savalwade said on

    my bsnl no 94020675396 prtout to idea on date 06oct 2013 but still no any responce from bsnl

  75. ashok savalwade said on

    I want to port my no. from Bsnl to Aircel
    I sent the message port 9420675396 to 1900 on 6 oct 2013
    and got Upc code( BZ366293) within 3 days but my new sim is still not get activated.
    Not got any further call or message from both the operators about porting.
    What to do???

  76. mothi said on

    before i thought i wana change network from bsnl to vodafone. and i submitted documents to vodafone no activated. but now i came to know value of bsnl so i dont wana change other network. plz dont allow to change other network. i wana coninue in bsn

  77. Raj Prince said on

    Hi, im raja
    I have to change my no. from bsnl to aircel
    I had sent the PORT msg to 1900, but I didn’t get any reply from bsnl.


  78. Abhinav Sharna said on

    I use idea but i want convert to Bsnl kindly suggest & guide me,

  79. Sita Ratnam said on

    I was using BSNL post paid and my number is 9490749049. I applied for MNP from BSNL to Airtel. Its been 2 weeks and it seems BSNL didnt release my number to Airtel for them to activate my sim. Please see to it that my above number is released to Airtel. Almost 3rd week now and still BSNL has not released my number. Please look into the matter.

  80. Tushar said on

    I have been using Vodafone since 5 months, I requested for port and submitted fee and form for Vodafone to BSNL on 07/12/2013. Till the date i.e. 20/12/2013, my phone no. is no ported . I’ve been too the BSNL Head Office, they said it will be automatic.
    And my porting code expires tomorrow.. Tell me what to do ASAP

  81. Jayadev said on

    I am planning to port from BSNL to Tata Docomo in Andhra Pradesh. I sent PORT message to 1900 twice and waited for almost 3 days but no reply yet. What should I do?

  82. Arpan Ray said on


    I have tried to port my number from BSNL prepaid to Vodafone postpaid. I have sent my 10 digit number and PORT message to 1900, have got no reply. Waited for 3/4 days. Lodged complain with BSNL customer care, as per their suggestion again sent the port message and waited for some more days. This way, it has been ONE MONTH , several customer care complain IDs and port messages to 1900 – but I have not got the UPC yet.

    I satisfy all the MNP checklist requirements and also have got the new SIM from Vodafone. But since I am not getting the UPC, I am unable to switch to the new network.

    I am from Kolkata, West Bengal. Any help will be highly appreciated.

  83. Sunil said on

    Hello Telecomdiary,

    You are doing a great. I have also tried to port my number from Bangalore Karnataka BSNL prepaid to Docomo postpaid. I have sent my 10 digit number and PORT message to 1900, got the UPC number, and have got the new SIM from Docomo. After that there is no development.

    Docomo helpline says there is no record of my BSNL number with them, and suggest asking BSNL for the status of the MNP request.

    Could you please help me with a contact number for BSNL for this problem ? Thanks

  84. Sunil said on

    Sorry, one more point for my above post . When I try to lodge a complaint online with BSNL, I get a message “number not working in BSNL” although BSNL SIM card definitely working.
    This shows, I think, that the MNP request is in process but all the necessary updation has not been done

  85. Guru said on


    I did the portability process and received confirmation sms from 1901 also, but still no service is found even after 20 mins from changing my new bsnl sim .Its coming like “Requesting your handset configuration” dialog box again and again im clicking “ok” again and again . what can i do?

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